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    Re: Split question

    If you have a new queen coming, take 2 or 3 frames of capped brood along with bees on those frames and put in a new box, they will accept the new queen better if they have no queen for a couple days....
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    Re: Queen Flew away while attempting a split

    carry a plastic queen catcher with you, just in case you ever come upon a hive ready to swarm and new queens are hatching out, or in your case to catch her before she flies away.
  3. Re: Hiving a new package to a nuc, or full box ?

    full deep drawn frames, you will be able to start a split before you know it
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    Re: best way to feed?

    Thanks salytbee, I thought about just pouring little sugar down between frames, but thought it might go clear down to bottom board and they wouldn't get it anyway, but I see your point on getting...
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    Re: plywood hive bodies

    sounds like a great deal to me, nice looking boxes, is the green box a top bar hive or what is that long thing?
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    best way to feed?

    Checked a 2 deep hive today that I thought had died out awhile ago, still has bees in it and I actually took off top cover and looked down in and didn't even see them. by tipping the hive is very...
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    beehive noise level

    Checked my hives yesterday by putting my ear up to the box and tapping, most hives are almost silent until the tap and I hear them rev up. One hive that I did not get around to pulling honey off of,...
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    When you guys are dipping supers in the eco wood treatment, is there any wax added or just straight eco wood, and is the eco wood treatment used at full strength or diluted somewhat? what are some...
  9. Re: Small scale indoor wintering. Is anyone doing it?

    Adrian, not real sure, it almost seemed like it would get so warm in the shed, fooling them into thinking it's time to go foraging, they might have left and couldn't make it back. Maybe I should have...
  10. Re: Small scale indoor wintering. Is anyone doing it?

    I have a small 24x24 building that used to be an office, has windows on all 4 sides, I took 2 sides and raised the sliding window, screwed a 1x6 with 3 holes in each board and ran [I think it's 1 1/2...
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    Re: sugar board question

    Thanks for the input, I was trying [I thought] to make sugar blocks that resemble a white block of sugar. However I did leave in oven on warm, and after approx. 15 hrs. it is starting to liquefy in...
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    sugar board question

    Tried making sugar boards last night for the first time, used a recipe 25 lbs. sugar. 1 qt cider vinegar, splash of bee healthy. It said put in oven on low a few hours, I had in oven all night, this...
  13. What's best way to take honey off this late?

    Still don't have all supers off bees yet, some are filled and some empty, I think I should get them off yet this fall, if I leave them on all winter the bees will move up and there will be brood in...
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    Re: harvesting honey late

    Brian, thanks for the tips, think I will try brush her back in the yard, only problem is going to be to cold to work bees here for about a week. How do you remove honey this late, as I have tried...
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    harvesting honey late

    I am in the process of taking honey supers off late, the way I have been doing it in previous years is pull supers off, stand up on a small wagon, blow the bees out with a leaf blower. The first...
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    queens in hair rollers

    I have raised a few queens, using the nicot system, my question is I put the hair rollers over the queen cells in the cell builder before they emerged, checked them and a couple have hatched and are...
  17. Thread: bees in log

    by beefarmer
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    bees in log

    I got a call that they cut down a tree a week ago and had bees, the log is approx. 5 ft long, maybe 2ft dia, and the bees were in a hole on the side like a broken limb. the wood cutter nailed some...
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    Re: Freezing honey to prevent crystalization

    I store my extracted honey in 5 gal buckets in an unheated storage trailer, and as I need it I put it in an old non working ref. with 2 100 watt light bulbs on a therm. set at 100 deg. it will...
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    wtb deep hive boxes

    looking for deep hive boxes,with frames would be nice, in good cond. or even needing slight repair or paint, prefer close proximity to Indiana
  20. Re: Q: Best way to melt wax w/o a solar wax melter

    put wax in a deep pot and put water in with wax, put on stove not real high, until wax is all melted. shut off heat and let set and cool, wax will be on the top in a fairly clean cake, and gunk will...
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    deep super vs. med. super

    I am in need of some new boxes, would like anybodys opinion on med. supers for brood boxes instead of getting new deeps. Obviously weight would be an issue, but if you keep them on the bottom for...
  22. Thread: hfcs

    by beefarmer
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    Re: hfcs

    Thank you guys, I talked to the place in Gary Indiana, and they have just what I'm looking for, actually have more different kinds of sugars than I knew there were.
  23. Thread: hfcs

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    hfcs

    Does anyone know where I could buy hfcs in 55 gal. drum quanities, northern Indiana, southern Michigan, or north west Ohio, don't need a whole semi load.
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    Re: getting bees out of logs

    Thank you guys for the info. I really like the sound of jaybees advice,I'm all for not having to try and cut the log apart. I'll try this and post back in a while on what happens.
  25. Thread: Swarm cells

    by beefarmer
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    Re: Swarm cells

    Those look like capped queen cells, take them and some capped brood and make nucs
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